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Suggest remedy for pain in back while stretching

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Last Tuesdays Am I simply arched my back and stretched like I always do. This time I felt a distinct pop and a very painful feeling in the area just at the base of my lower left rib. It has remained tender and even translates to my back. The pain is more topical than internal. Every thing else is normal??? Still hurts but I am taking alleve two tabs 3Xd
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Answered by Dr. Geldon Fejzo (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
muscular strain

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I have been through your question and understand your concern.

In these type of movements, especially when the muscles begin to lose their elasticity, it causes what is known as muscle strain. This is caused by muscle fibres injury due to overstretching.

Sometimes discoloration of the skin occurs, but this is not a must. There is nothing to worry because it should go away in approx 10 days. Ibuprofen is the treatment of choice, while ice and rest has been shown to be helpful.

Wish you the best health.
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Brief Answer: muscular strain Detailed Answer: Hello. I have been through your question and understand your concern. In these type of movements, especially when the muscles begin to lose their elasticity, it causes what is known as muscle strain. This is caused by muscle fibres injury due to overstretching. Sometimes discoloration of the skin occurs, but this is not a must. There is nothing to worry because it should go away in approx 10 days. Ibuprofen is the treatment of choice, while ice and rest has been shown to be helpful. Wish you the best health.